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Old 03-21-2019, 06:22 AM
 
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I just started The Scarlet Gospel by Clive Barker.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:37 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Yes, we're going to discuss Soul of an Octopus @ book club. It's a very interesting book - nonfiction, by a gifted nature/science writer - she has a slew of books, articles, etc. Our public library has several of her books - another series to read, whenever I start to run out.

I'd read other writings about octopusses in the past that were more about their abilities which are really quite remarkable, their ability to change color/texture is second to none in the animal and they can actually alter their own RNA when necessary. This book covers those well also but Ms. Montgomery's personal interaction with these creatures really makes the book IMO.


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& Mrs. SW follows Donna Leon - she's a big fan of the mysteries set in Venice.

I'm fan of Leon's books and think she's underrated (under promoted?) as an author. I'm happy her interview led me to another author whose work I'm sure I'll be reading more of.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:53 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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If You're Gone ~https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...6YW3HWK55XCGG2
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:38 AM
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I just finished Holy Lands by Amanda Sthers. A new release, I'm predicting this one will be on pretty much all book club lists this year.

It's a short read, set in current times, of a family of 4 adults. The entirety of the book is written in the form of snail mail letters, hand written notes, and emails.

Really, quite good.
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Yes, we're going to discuss Soul of an Octopus @ book club. It's a very interesting book - nonfiction, by a gifted nature/science writer - she has a slew of books, articles, etc. Our public library has several of her books - another series to read, whenever I start to run out.
This had me with eight tentacles. Just borrowed it!

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Old 03-21-2019, 08:00 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Just finished In the Woods by Tana French which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Picked up Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett's Good Omens.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Just began "The Dutch Wife"---- by Ellen Keith.

The writing is good, easy flow, but the material is rather difficult. And I don't mean the genre but just what is being said, in general. The book also highlights 3 stories that intersect, so you hear from each viewpoint, but one of the characters I am not even interested to hear their story. So I will finish it but so far like 1 and a half stars.
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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Picked up Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett's Good Omens.
Soon to be, what looks like a very good series, on Amazon!
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Old 03-22-2019, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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One of the most powerful men of the Nazi Party, he was Chief of all Police/SS and set up and organized all concentration and death camps under Hitler's direction.
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Calgary, Canada
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Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson
Lots of information to absorb to make for a good, educational read so far.
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